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Industrial Relations in Sport (7140.3)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science



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    This subject is designed to provide insight into, and understanding of, the historical development of player associations and labour unions in professional sport. It will explore international and domestic trends in the player/management relationship, highlight significant legal precedents in regard to labour issues in sport, and examine various examples of sports labour agreement.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. The importance of player unions and associations in Australian sport

    2. How enterprise bargaining agreements are developed for the sporting environment;

    3. The structure and implications of other industrial relations issues in foreign countries and how they affect Australian sport

    Contact Hours

    Two hour lecture and one hour tutorial per week.



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